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James Paxton gets shelled for nine runs in loss to Toronto
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Mariners pitcher James Paxton failed to make it past the third inning in a loss to the Blue Jays on Monday, dropping to 6-4 on the year. He coughed up nine runs -- eight earned -- on seven hits and six walks while striking out one over 2 2/3 innings of a 14-4 defeat.

Paxton owns a 3.03 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP over 12 starts (68 1/3 innings). He will make his final start of the regular season on Saturday at home against the Angels.

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Kyle Lobstein goes seven strong in loss to White Sox
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Tigers starting pitcher Kyle Lobstein bounced back with a quality start but was charged with the loss Monday night against the White Sox. He allowed two runs on five hits and one walk while striking out five over seven innings of a 2-0 defeat.

Lobstein owns a 3.38 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP over 34 2/3 innings of work. He will make his final appearance of the regular season Saturday at home against Minnesota.

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Jake Petricka converts four-out save
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

White Sox closer Jake Petricka struck out one and retired the final four batters in order for the save Monday night in Detroit. He needed 20 pitches to close out a 2-0 victory. Petricka has converted 14 of 18 save chances, with a 2.75 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP over 72 innings of relief.

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Chris Bassitt blanks Tigers
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

White Sox pitcher Chris Bassitt picked up his first career win Monday night against the Tigers in Detroit. He allowed six hits and one walk while striking out three over 7 2/3 scoreless innings of work in a 2-0 victory.

Over his last three starts covering 17 1/3 innings, Bassitt has allowed four earned runs. He owns a 3.65 ERA and a 1.54 WHIP over 24 2/3 innings of work. He will make his final start of the season on Sunday against Kansas City.

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Michael Taylor dealing with knee injury
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

White Sox outfielder Michael Taylor has been dealing with a right knee injury, stemmed from a slide last week, according to MLB.com. Taylor underwent an MRI, which came back clean. No word on his availability for the final week of the regular season.

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Josh Hamilton not expected back at least until the weekend
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton hit off a tee on Monday, as he continues to make progress from injuries to the shoulder and chest. However, manager Mike Scioscia told reporters that Hamilton will remain sidelined at least until the final weekend of the regular season, the Orange County Register reports.

Hamilton is hitting .263/.331/.414 with 10 home runs and 44 RBI in 338 at-bats.

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Matt Shoemaker not expected to pitch in final week of season
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Angels manager Mike Scioscia told reporters the chances of pitcher Matt Shoemaker pitching in the final week of the regular season are "very remote," per MLB.com on Monday. Shoemaker won seven straight decisions before going down with a strained oblique. His status for the postseason remains uncertain. 

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Collin McHugh shut down for final week of season
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

The Astros have shut down pitcher Collin McHugh for the remainder of the season, according to the Houston Chronicle on Monday.

McHugh was expected to make one final start before the end of the season, but it appears the team wanted to take a cautious approach with his workload. McHugh ends his season with an 11-9 record in 25 starts. He posted a 2.73 ERA, a 1.02 WHIP with a 157:41 K:BB ratio over 154 2/3 innings pitched.

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Howie Kendrick dealing with hamstring injury
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Angels second baseman Howie Kendrick was held out of the starting lineup Monday night against the A's because of a hamstring injury, MLB.com reports. Kendrick left Saturday with a the issue, and was held out on Monday as a precaution. He is hitting .292 with seven homers and 72 RBI over 600 at-bats.

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Roenis Elias shut down for 4-6 weeks
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Mariners pitcher Roenis Elias was diagnosed with a strained flexor bundle in his left elbow, according to ESPN on Monday. His season will come to an end, as the team will shut him down for 4-6 weeks. Elias posted a 3.85 ERA and 143:64 K:BB ratio in 163 2/3 innings.

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